food web assignment

This project will be used to show me that you have a good understanding of
Food Webs. You will be creating a food web using poster board and pictures
or drawings of all the organisms that make up a food web.
Your project will have 10 total specimens. All of your specimens must be found
in the same ecosystem. Example: An ocean ecosystem may include seaweed,
barnacles, coral, octopus, shark, whale, etc. Pick an ecosystem that you find
interesting. Some possibilities are: Woodland, rainforest, desert, and pond.
These are only a few examples of the many possibilities. You must label your
poster as to what type of ecosystem you are showing. You will lose points if
it is not labeled.
Your 10 specimens are to be divided up in the following manner:
Energy Source:
The sun must be located somewhere on your poster. This does not count as one
of your specimens.
A minimum of 4 must be included.
Primary (1st level) Consumers:
A minimum of 2 must be included.
Secondary (2nd level) Consumers:
A minimum of 2 must be included.
Tertiary (3rd level) Consumers:
A minimum of 1 must be included.
You must include 1.
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Identification of your specimens must be accurate. Each specimen must be
correctly identified with its common name.
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Each specimen must be accurately labeled as to its role within your food web.
(Ex.: Producer, secondary consumer, etc.). Use correct vocabulary. Print very
neatly or type on a word processor. Print, cut, and glue. Remember, neatness
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Links – energy transfer
You will connect all your specimens with lines showing the transfer of energy.
Arrows must point the correct direction, and be biologically accurate in terms of
predator-prey relationships. Use a ruler and a marker to achieve neat, highly
visible, straight lines.
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Presentation – what your final project looks like
Your food web must be done on poster board. You may choose any color you
want. You may want to choose a color that goes with your ecosystem. Ex.: Blue
for an ocean ecosystem, green for a forest type ecosystem, etc. Of course, white
is always a good color choice. The presentation part of your grade will be based
on neatness, effort, arrangement of specimens, and creativity.
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